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Planning Board Minutes 06/12/2007
PUBLIC HEARING & PLANNING BOARD MEETING MINUTES

TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2007 – 7:00 P.M.


PRESIDING: Richard Bates, Chair

RECORDING SECRETARY: Maureen F. Scanlon

PRESENT: Rick Bates, Cathy Greene, Steve Burgess, Paul White, Robert   
    Nicholson (Town Manager), Jim Smith (Code Enforcement Officer), Maureen Scanlon
    (Recording Secretary).  Guests present were: Jim Libby, Karen Frechette, Charles
    Frechette, Gail Mills, Bill Nason, Stephen Morgan, Diane Morgan.

ABSENT: Rick Viles

PUBLIC HEARING CALL TO ORDER: 7:05 p.m.

OPEN TO PUBLIC QUESTIONS: None

OLD BUSINESS: None

NEW BUSINESS:

CHARLES & KAREN FRECHETTE d.b.a. SEBAGO LAKE MARINA INC.,
PUBLIC HEARING
(MAP 21 – LOT 11)

Charles Frechette reviewed, in detail, the proposed design for the Site Plan Review which is currently located off of Rte. 114.  He answered all questions presented by the Board.  Jim Smith provided any additional information in answering questions.  Basically, the Frechette are planning to remove the section of the existing building that is pulling away from the structure and use it as a residence for their son.  Boats that are for sale will be displayed on the property, and another structure for retail sales/storage will be constructed near the existing building.      

Gail Mills, abutter to the property, asked about the sign that is being installed.  Karen Frechette stated that it will be a nicely designed sign that will not be illuminated at night, which was Gail’s concern.  

Some discussion ensued regarding the future use of this property for the sale of boats on the main road and the potential impact on traffic from vehicles entering/leaving the property.  It was also noted that if the use of the existing building is changed from residential to commercial use, it would have to come before the Board for approval.   

Unfortunately, although the notice for this Public Hearing was posted throughout town, and in the local newspapers, apparently the certified letters of notification were not sent out to the abutters of the property.  A second Public Hearing will be held on this matter next month.

The public hearing adjourned at 7:28 p.m.

PLANNING BOARD MEETING CALL TO ORDER: 7:29 p.m.

REVIEW OF MINUTES:

Steve Bourgess made a motion to accept the minutes from May 8, 2007 as presented.  Seconded by Paul White.  Motion carried with all in favor.

CHARLES & KAREN FRECHETTE d.b.a. SEBAGO LAKE MARINA INC.,
SITE PLAN REVIEW
(MAP 21 – LOT 11)

The Site Plan Review criteria requirements/standards were reviewed for compliance.  It was discovered that some information was missing from the application and will require further follow-up by Mr. & Mrs. Frechette.  Discussion ensued regarding the required additional information.    

Cathy Greene made a motion to Table this item until next month in order to properly notify the abutters and allow the Frechettes to gather the additional information needed to complete the Site Plan Review process.  Seconded by Steve Bourgess.  Motion carried with all in favor.     

30% EXPANSION – STEPHEN & DIANE MORGAN
(MAP 29 – LOT 36)

Mr. & Mrs. Morgan presented their proposed design and explained that they would like to tear down the existing building and upgrade by putting in a foundation.  The new structure will be located on the existing site.  Jim Smith included some details that he had previously reviewed with the Morgans.  Diane stated that they do not plan to start this project right away, but they want to get the planning phase of this project completed.  Stephen explained that they plan to install a new septic system with the idea that the existing house is quite old and the current septic system probably needs to also be upgraded.  Some discussion ensued regarding the proposed layout of the site which mainly depends on where the septic system is located.  It was suggested that a soil plan/site evaluation be prepared by a Site Evaluator and submitted for review.  

The Morgans have decided to have a Site Evaluator visit their property to develop a plan with the septic system design included.  The Planning Board will perform a Site Walk evaluation at their property and complete the Site Plan Review process at the August 14th meeting.    

30% EXPANSION – DAVID NILES
(MAP 27 – LOT 6)

Bill Nason, as the project contractor, represented Mr. Niles at this meeting.  Jim Smith reviewed the proposed plan design as previously discussed with Mr. Nason.  Jim showed pictures that he took at the site and explained the plan for this expansion project.  Some discussion ensued regarding this project.  

Cathy Greene made a motion to accept the application for expansion as submitted.  Seconded by Steve Bourgess.  Motion carried with all in favor and no Site Walk evaluation required.  
 
No further issues were brought up for discussion.

A motion was made by Cathy Greene to adjourn.  Seconded by Steve Bourgess.  Motion carried with all in favor.   

ADJOURNMENT: 8:25 p.m.

NEXT MEETING: July 10, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,


Maureen F. Scanlon
Recording Secretary